Why is decluttering so hard and how can it be made easier???

I spent a good few hours sorting out and decluttering our stationery recently. That is ridiculous on so many levels but just sorting out stationery threw up lots of issues for me. Why is it ridiculous?  Well mainly because first of all we don’t have that much of it and second of all why did
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Sad news and 11 handbags

My grandma died recently. She was 90 when she died and she was an absolute inspiration to me.  She was happily married for over 60 years and lived to see three of her great grandchildren. She lived at home looking after herself almost until the end and she was a loyal friend with a couple
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I just couldn’t resist…

You know me – always up for a challenge!  Well you would have thought that having bought nothing for myself for 10 (now 11) months and trying to give things away daily for 9 months there shouldn’t be much that I have left to get rid of.  However surprisingly I have loads of stuff that should really
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What to do with broken toddler books!

I was tidying up the kids bedrooms and I noticed that several of their books had fallen to pieces.  They were really nice books with sturdy pages.  Throwing them in the bin or even recycling them seemed a bit criminal and I had been thinking about updating the decor in my younger sons room, so
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Clearing out the clothing clutter!

  In what used to be my dining room, I have loads and loads of junk.  It is time to reclaim the space though and a couple of weeks ago I made a dent in the junk by dealing with several bags of clothing.  These include stained and ruined clothes, baby clothes, clothes that no
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How to get the most out of your unwanted stuff!

This is the third and last of a series of articles I have written on decluttering. The first covered reasons to declutter and the second outlined barriers to decluttering and how to overcome them. This final one focuses on dealing with your unwanted stuff like the punctured deflated football pictured here with minimal negative impact
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Barriers to decluttering and how to overcome them

‘What are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?’  – Kahlil Gibran ‘The Prophet’. Last week I listed seven good reasons to declutter, however there are lots of excuses that can hold us back from decluttering.  These things can slow us down and make us feel like
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